The time Marvel Comics almost published Batman and Superman

The blog of former Marvel editor Jim Shooter has become a wealth of absolutely crazy stories as of late (see: the origins of Secret Wars, the script for the Dazzler movie), but this latest anecdote takes the cake. According to Shooter, Marvel almost licensed the publishing rights for every single DC character. » 8/27/11 4:50pm 8/27/11 4:50pm

A summer comic smorgasbord of mutants, Predators, and Dana Scully

What's in comic shops Wednesday? A lot of new X-titles, the Predators comic book sequel, and the X-Files meets 30 Days Of Night. Comic-Con may be next week, but there's plenty of four-panel action on the racks.


The X-books are having a particularly big week. The Second Coming crossover wraps up in X-Men: Second… » 7/13/10 9:30am 7/13/10 9:30am

Exclusive: First look at Dark Horse's Magnus, Robot Fighter

Dark Horse is bringing Russ Manning's classic man vs. robots tale back to comics this August with a new series from writer Jim Shooter and artist Bill Reinhold, and here's an exclusive look. » 6/24/10 8:30am 6/24/10 8:30am

How Not To Gracefully Exit Your Job

We lamented the cancellation of DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes series at the end of the franchise's 50th anniversary » 11/02/08 7:00am 11/02/08 7:00am, but obviously we made a mistake in choosing to look at the future of the characters. After all, as writer of the cancelled series Jim Shooter explains, the reason DC ended the title was entirely a…